Historically, an average Malaysian used to spend more time at work than at home. With busy routines and hectic lifestyles, they could hardly find time to relax and unwind in the comfort of their homes.
However, post-2020, things have changed drastically. All over the world, including Malaysia, the “stay home stay safe” is the new parameter that everyone has to follow. The home office has become quite a common concept, with most of the workforce working from home these days.
Another thing that has grown in popularity in Malaysia is environmental sustainability and green living. More and more Malaysians are opting for energy efficiency and sustainability when buying a new home.
Realizing the high-quality advantages of living in a green home, everyone now wants their homes to become eco-friendly and healthy. With combined efforts, people want to create green neighborhoods that are breeding grounds for peaceful and mindful communities.
Fostering collective habits that allow healing and prosperity of the planet, we should start from inside our homes.
Making Your Homes Eco-Friendly and Green
We all have furnishings and objects in our homes made from wood. The material wood has particles that are bound together by adhesives like glue. This adhesive substance is a formaldehyde-based resin used commonly in different types of furniture pieces, shelves, cabinets, counter tops, and floor underlays.
Every object made from wooden materials like particle boards or plywood has been crafted using this chemical substance.
What is Formaldehyde?
Formaldehyde is a simple organic compound utilized for the manufacture of wood adhesives. It is a reactive compound that has several technical and chemical applications.
Studies and researches have shown that formaldehyde has cancer-causing properties but only to some extent. According to International Agency for Research on Cancer formaldehyde is a carcinogen and can cause cancer to live tissues.
Because of this reason, many countries across the globe have set a limit on formaldehyde emission. In the year 2000, a series of standards were set by the European Panel Industry to regulate this emission from wood-based panels. Accordingly, depending upon the amount of formaldehyde, the panels are commonly classified into two different grades – E1 or E2.
What is E1?
As per the standards set by the European regulatory authority, the level of formaldehyde emission equal to or less than 0.07 ppm is considered safe for households. This standard should be a considerable matter of concern for all because it has a strong impact on the health of the end consumers.
It is therefore essential that every furniture or wood structure that you purchase for your homes should be crafted with a material that is E1 certified and compatible.
If you are really concerned about making your home eco-friendly and healthy, then choosing cabinetry made with E1 certified materials and boards would be the ideal go-to solution.
Reducing Formaldehyde in Your Rooms
- Choosing an E1 grade board for your cabinets or flooring is necessary for reducing formaldehyde emissions in your homes.
- The E1 Grade High Moisture Resistance Board is a type of melamine board that is best suited for all types of home furniture uses.
- To reduce formaldehyde emission, the materials used for the finishing of your home’s cabinetry should avoid lamination agents containing high levels of formaldehyde.
Certified Eco Healthy Materials by ACE
Ace Reno and Furniture offers the best quality low formaldehyde E1 certified materials for making your homes green and eco-friendly. With the highest standards of craftsmanship, we help manufacture the premium cabinets for your kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, and any other storage requirements at home.
We are the best choice for your eco-friendly home’s furnishings because:
- ACE gives top priority to customer’s health and overall well-being
- We ensure to provide cabinetry made from tested low formaldehyde materials
- We are the first in Malaysia that offers cabinetry with Water Damage Warranty.
Contact Us Today
Whether you are looking to remodel your homes, making new additions, or constructing a home for the first time, we are committed to help create a safe and eco-friendly environment in your homes for you and your loved ones.
Contact us today to schedule for a free consultation and quotation to get the best home solutions for your cabinetry and furnishing needs.
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